SPEED LIMITER RULE * USA: Increase delivery time
* DC - Feds say speed limiter rule could adversely impact small trucking companies
--- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration admit in their Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for speed limiters on heavy trucks that the devices could adversely impact small trucking companies because of increased delivery time... That’s based in part on the assumption that many trucks driven by independent owner-operators are not already speed limited as are those operated by large fleets, and many independent owner-operators drive the speed limit, which is 70 mph or higher in 35 states... The agencies said because they do not have direct revenue figures for all carriers, power units serve as a proxy to determine the carrier size that would qualify as a small business given the Small Business Administration’s revenue threshold... According to the SBA, motor carriers of property with annual revenue of $25.5 million or less are considered small business...
(Photo) -- Washington, DC, USA - The Trucker, by LYNDON FINNEY - 29 Aug 2016